They look lovely tied up with twine and displayed on a coffee table, sideboard, mantelpiece, bedside table or dresser. The covers have faded with time to subtle, dusky, soft shades and the pages are yellowed with age, with age spots. They make excellent film and photo props and would be ideal for a boho, or shabby chic, themed wedding as a table centerpiece decoration.
The three books are all distressed from years of genuine use, and some of the pages are delicate and loose:
The titles are:
Leçons de Chimie, A. Cadot et P. Bourgarel (Hardcover 1908 edition.) This enormous chemistry book is a comprehensive study guide to everything 'chemical', packed full of formulas and equations. All the elements of the periodic table are covered in detail, with diagrams and illustrations throughout.
Épopées et Légendes d'Outre-Rhin, N. Weiller (Paperback 1914 edition.) This book has a gorgeous cover, it is loose and separated at the back. It is full of "Epics and Legends" of the Rhine region, from both the French and German sides. A beautiful, rare, book.
Promenades Autour de la Vie, Lettres de la Montagne, Louis Bartou (Paperback 1933 edition.) A lovely title "Walks Around Life, Letters from the Mountain." This book has some of their pages uncut/not separated - it has been like this since publication - and is all the more charming for it!
These three books have, over their long life, gathered names in side the front covers, pencilled scholarly notes, remarks and comments, on the pages, over the years. I've left them exactly as I found them because they're authentic. Most importantly they have that 'old book smell' reminiscent of libraries and bookshops from a by-gone era - fabulously comforting.
To display in a bundle, tied with twine, you will need a minimum space of 11cms/ 4¼" high x 20cms/ 7¾" long x 14cms/ 5½" deep.
They weigh 1.8kgs/ 3.9lbs.
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